Need help with printables? Read on!
This page has tons of tips and helpful tutorials. If you still don’t find the answer to your question below, feel free to send an email to Keri (at) OneMamasDailyDrama.com with specific details about where you’re having trouble. Please include specific error messages and the steps you took.
All printables are for personal use only.
That means you can save and/or print them to use at home or in a small, personal group setting such as a playdate, kids club, school, or public library. These cannot be sold, given away to large groups, or used by any for-profit business.
If you would like to commission a custom printable to use however you like, send me an email with details.
How to download
Free printables are available to email subscribers. Free and paid printables are available to members of The Printables Library.
To join The Printables Library, sign up here. This will give you instant access to $50+ paid products, plus all the freebies without having to enter your email into 100+ subscription forms.
All freebies are priced “pay what you can” to allow readers to financially support One Mama’s Daily Drama so I can keep creating more printables.
Sign up using the form on each post. You’ll be able to instantly download from the next screen. You’ll also receive a receipt from Gumroad with a link to the download. (By entering your email address, you’re giving permission for me to email you, which is the only way for me to send you the printable.)
Downloading process walk-through
1. At the bottom of each blog post, there is a section that says “get the printable” with instructions.
2. Below that is the Gumroad embedded form where you will enter the price (for pay what you can) and click “I want this!”
About pay-what-you-can pricing:
- If you download each printable individually, rather than joining the library, you’ll see that many of the printables are pay-what-you-can pricing. That means you type in the dollar amount that you can afford or think the printable is worth. If that’s ZERO, type in 0. If that’s a bit more, type in that number.
- I think it’s really important to make some things available to everyone regardless of their ability to pay (but I still have to run a business and pay my own bills).
3. You’ll enter your email on the next form.
I pay transaction fees and sales/use tax for Texas residents (because I live in Texas). I’m not a tax pro and your state/country may have additional fees, like VAT in the EU. Additionally, PayPal sometimes charges extra fees depending on your location. I have no control over 3rd party fees beyond my product prices.
4. After you submit payment, the next screen has a link to download instantly. This will also be sent to the email address you entered.
- You can log into your Gumroad account to access The Printables Library.
- When you download a printable from Gumroad, I recommend creating an account with a username and password. If you need help with your account check out Gumroad support.
- The Printables Library is big. To find a specific product, use the search function on your device (control-F on a PC; command-F on a Mac).
- All printables are in PDF format. This ensures that they print looking pretty much the same as they appear online. (Your monitor/printer colors may vary a bit.) You need a free PDF reader, like Adobe Reader or Preview.
- Unless otherwise stated in the blog post, all of my printables fit on regular 8.5×11-inch computer paper. Some printables might work better on card stock.
- The printer I currently use is an Epson XP-4100; previously I had an Epson Workforce that was good.
- You’re also welcome to have any of the printables printed at an office/copy shop or your local library. I’ve never had a reader mention any trouble, but if someone refuses to print something, please let me know.
My printable planner is the most popular download, so it needs a few tips on its own.
I print my planner on both sides of the paper so it takes up less space. To print all the pages you want, double-sided, you need to collate the pages (ie. put them in order first).
My favorite way to do that is to duplicate pages, then drag and drop them into one open PDF file. Here’s how that looks using Preview on my iMac*.
- A. Duplicate the first page you want to use in your planner and open the copy. I picked the year-at-a-glance calendar.
- B. Use the mouse to drag and drop additional pages into the thumbnail bar of the open PDF. You can then drag each page up and down that side menu to put them in order. If you drag the same pages from the folder on the left into the menu on the right, it will add them each time. (This is handy if you want to print each monthly followed by 4 weeklies.)
- C. That tiny menu I circled is how to open the thumbnail menu if it’s not already opened. You can also change it to show 2 pages at a time, which will show you how it will look when you print. (When in doubt, odd pages are the front and even pages are the back.)
* If you’re on a Windows PC, it’s a bit more complicated. The free Adobe Reader doesn’t let you drag and drop pages into PDFs this way, but you can use Adobe’s online PDF software.
Printing the half sheet A5 size
You can actually purchase A5 size paper, although I haven’t done it myself. To print 5.5×8.5-inch pages on regular 8.5×11-inch paper, set your printer to print 2 pages per page. Depending on your printer settings, you may need to tell it to print the pages at around 50%.
These blog posts might also be helpful for editing, printing, and assembling printables.